Category: Literary Studies

Guantanamo: The Reevaluation Begins Again

With some rough indications that intelligence from Guantanamo and the associated network of extra-legal prisons contributed to the assassination of Osama Bin Laden, our nation is once again faced with… READ MORE

Dances with Things—and Prizes, too!

Although books are said to be born at the moment of publication, the early stages of conceptualization and writing are excellent opportunities to introduce key themes from your larger work…. READ MORE

Favorite Poem: David Freeland

My grandmother, Jean Gosse, wrote poems that reflected daily life and concerns in mid-20th century Newfoundland. At the time “The Little Boy who didn’t pass” was written (the early 1950s),… READ MORE

Favorite Poem: Phil Zuckerman

Thanatopsis by William Cullen Bryant To him who in the love of Nature holds Communion with her visible forms, she speaks A various language; for his gayer hours She has… READ MORE

Favorite Poem: Mark Chiang

HOW TO GET THERE by Shessu Foster HOW TO GET THERE: downhill from the jail where deputies in training formation, stragglers staggering up past the school where we played football… READ MORE

Favorite Poem: Andrew Ross

The Day Lady Died by Frank O’Hara It is 12:20 in New York a Friday three days after Bastille day, yes it is 1959 and I go get a shoeshine… READ MORE